Thrive Executive Director Job Description

Organizational Overview 
Thrive is an employment support program, helping people to overcome barriers and work their way toward self-sufficiency and stability. Thrive offers a holistic approach to healing brokenness and eliminating poverty through relationships, employment support services, and skills development. Thrive members build confidence and develop the tools they need to establish a work history, stay in a job, improve their income, and achieve economic self-sufficiency.

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Key Responsibilities 

  • Leadership: Lead vision, strategy, resource allocation, and culture
  • Organizational management and operations: Continuity and advancement of programs, finance, fundraising, human resources, development of staff, measurement and evaluation, and communications, including documenting decision-making processes and plans and providing clarity and guidance on what it means for Thrive to be faith-based; be accountable for reaching goals
  • Growth: Achievement of more significant impact; to meet vision and in response to future community needs and opportunities; ensuring it is not at the expense of quality, organizational strength, or integrity to mission
  • Financial wellbeing: Financial management; strategy support for and participation in fundraising
  • Partnerships: Develop mutually beneficial partnerships
  • Relationships: Maintain positive interpersonal relationships with the community, volunteers, program partners, donors, professionals, staff, board members, and other stakeholders
  • Board of Directors: Work in partnership with Board and support successful governance

Position Priorities 

  • Vision
  • Growth
  • Fundraising

Characteristics Priorities 

  • Faith-aligned and prayerful
  • Mission-minded
  • Entrepreneurial

Desired Skills and Experience 

  • Exceptional capacity for leadership, managing and developing people, and team-building established through a minimum of five years of progressive experience; with preference given to seasoned nonprofit professionals
  • Ability to effectively develop a learning organization and staff capacity, developing highly effective workforce and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly while experiencing growth; scale all aspects of organization to mature stage
  • Competence with creating and casting a compelling vision
  • Strong interpersonal skills, active listener, and skilled at building trusting relationships with diverse audiences; is motivated, passionate, inspirational, positive, optimistic, and brings joy to the work
  • Robust supervision skills and a management style that embodies respect, teamwork, and collaboration, as well as courage in navigating through conflict resolution
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, characterized by transparency and compassion
  • Strong track record for managing nonprofit finances and fundraising (theory and practice)
  • Embraces partnerships and collaboration
  • Experienced at increasing awareness as chief megaphone and cheerleader
  • Skilled at engaging a nonprofit Board of Directors in a productive partnership
  • Preference is given to individuals who are familiar with Colorado’s Front Range philanthropic and business community

Additional Attributes 

  • An individual with well-developed emotional intelligence who is caring, relationship-oriented, approachable, dependable, unflappable, and humble
  • A life-long learner and listener
  • Collaborative, champions others, focused on vision but flexible and agile
  • Galvanizer
  • An innovative, prudent risk-taker

Salary Range and Benefits 
Salary: $80K – $110K base + potential performance-based bonus based on experience, and qualifications, eligible for benefits 

Benefits: Health, Dental, 401(k) (with up to 5% employer match), PTO, Long term disability 
Applications currently accepted, with transition desired as soon as possible
How to Apply 
Send a cover letter and resume to ED Search Chair, Email